Energy Management System Generates Major Savings for Eglin AFB

first_imgThe 96th Civil Engineer Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has received a 2015 energy and water conservation award from the Energy Department for integrating its energy management control system (EMCS) with real-time pricing to maximize energy savings by slashing energy consumption and lowering utility costs.The project combined direct digital controls, facility meters and comprehensive energy analyses, saving 181 billion British thermal units of electricity and natural gas across 131 buildings valued at $3.4 million, reported Eglin AFB Public Affairs. The effort has a two-year payback, and is projected to yield significant savings for Eglin well into the future.The EMCS collects energy data in real time from more than 1,600 sensors, and in combination with pricing data, allows base facilities to avoid more expensive electric rates during hours of peak consumption. The Eglin energy management team plans to bring on an additional 25 facilities to the EMCS in fiscal 2016, with the goal of having all qualified facilities brought into the system.Eglin received the award at the annual Federal Energy Management Program awards ceremony last month. The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more